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There’s No Such Thing As Cold

You’ve felt cold before. Sometimes it’s cold outside. But what if I told you that “cold” isn’t real? There’s no substance or quantity called “cold” in science. We can’t measure the amount of “cold” in something. Instead it’s about what’s NOT there. In this week’s video, learn the difference between heat and temperature, why a Read MoreRead More

The Uncertain Connection Between North Korea and Hackers

The recent release of The Interview could have been a movie unto itself (possibly a better movie), involving hackers, a secretive foreign nation, an inept corporation and the United States government. After the Sony leaks, the FBI said North Korean hackers were to blame, and Obama put sanctions into place in response. FOREIGN POLICY was Read MoreRead More

New Year’s Anti-Resolutions for Filmmakers

Elliot Grove offers some tips on how to make and keep resolutions this coming new year. My name is Elliot Grove. I’ve witnessed 23 New Year’s celebrations since I started Raindance in 1992. The fresh perspective the New Year brings is a great time for reflection and renewal. Here’s where so many of us go Read MoreRead More

Erin McKean: Go ahead, make up new words!

In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing ones won’t quite do. She lists out 6 ways to make new words in English, from compounding to “verbing,” in order to make language better at expressing what we mean, and Read MoreRead More

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